Does Distance from the Equator Predict Self-Control? : Lessons from the Human Penguin Project

Professorship/Faculty: Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment  
Author(s): Ijzerman, Hans; Čolić, Marija; Hennecke, Marie; Hong, Youngki; Hu, Chuan-Peng; Joy-Gaba, Jennifer; Lazarević, Dusanka; Lazarević, Ljiljana B.; Parzuchowski, Michal; Ratner, Kyle G.; Schubert, Thomas; Schütz, Astrid  ; Stojilović, Darco; Weissgerber, Sophia C.; Zickfeld, Janis H.; Lindenbergm, Siegwart
Title of the Journal: Behavioral and brain sciences : BBS ; an international journal of current research and theory with open peer commentary
ISSN: 0140-525X
Publisher Information: New York, NY [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Press
Year of publication: 2017
Issue: 40 (2017), e86
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X16001035
We comment on the proposition “that lower temperatures and especially greater seasonal variation in temperature call for individuals and societies to adopt … a greater degree of self-control” (Van Lange et al., sect. 3, para. 4) for which we cannot find empirical support in a large data set with data-driven analyses. After providing greater nuance in our theoretical review, we suggest that Van Lange et al. revisit their model with an eye toward the social determinants of self-control.
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 6. June 2017